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EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché announces a major customer win for solar street lighting solutions in Saudi Arabia and a major new Battery order for Automatic Guided Vehicles

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Leclanché announces a major customer win for solar street lighting
solutions in Saudi Arabia and a major new Battery order for Automatic
Guided Vehicles

31.08.2015 / 18:53
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Leclanché announces a major customer win for solar street lighting
solutions in Saudi Arabia and a major new Battery order for Automatic
Guided Vehicles

  - Innovative battery pack development and supply for solar street
    lighting solutions to Octo Energy in Saudi Arabia, in a strategic
    partnership with Scotia A/S, designer and manufacturer of the Scotia
    Monopole 2.0 system.

  - This battery module designed by Leclanché represents the world's first
    lithium-ion titanate battery based system for this application.

  - Large Battery order for Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV's) from a
    world-known, household name brand leader.

  - Leclanché technology chosen for its environmentally friendly chemistry,
    ultra-fast charge capability and remote management solution.

Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland), 31 August 2015 - Leclanché today announced
two major wins in its Speciality Battery Systems Business Unit. These wins
will reinvigorate growth in this business unit by broadening its customer
base. In addition to Leclanché's continued focus on delivering its large
industrial-scale storage systems based on in-house manufacturing of both
power-intensive and high energy density cells, these wins represent smaller
capacity, but a large serial storage systems deployment opportunity for the
Company.

Denmark based and long term Leclanché partner Scotia has designed and
developed a state-of-the-art lighting mast with PV solar panels fully
integrated in the surface of the mast; LED lighting on the top; and Smart
Control and Battery Pack all situated inside the mast. Leclanché has
already delivered 200 battery modules for these off-grid street lighting
masts for deployment in Saudi Arabia.

This battery module, designed and developed in Yverdon-les-Bains
(Switzerland) by Leclanché, represents the world's first lithium-ion
titanate battery based system for this application. The system is capable
of working in harsh environments with ambient temperatures ranging from -20
C to 55 C, thanks to the high performance characteristics of Leclanché LTO
cells. Leclanché's battery system design is fully modular and capable of
delivering up to 2 days of independent operation without additional
charging.
Leclanché's Belgium unit, formed as a result of the recent acquisition of
Trineuron, has also won a major order for battery storage systems in the
field of AGV's. The customer opted for Leclanché technology due to its
environmentally friendly chemistry in comparison to other batteries
containing heavy metals such as cadmium or lead. In addition the ultra-fast
charge capability increases the efficiency of the vehicle fleet compared to
other technologies. The project has also been awarded to Leclanché for its
remote management solution offering high reliability, scalability of the
solution, round-trip electrical efficiency and safety.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, commented: "These customer wins will
boost growth in the Speciality Battery Systems Business Unit by broadening
its customer base. The repeat business and serial deployment opportunities
for such battery systems are particularly helpful in generating good cash
flow for the company in due course".

For further information
Claude-Olivier Rochat, Voxia communication - Mobile +41 (0)79 203 52 19
co.rochat@voxia.ch

Rohan Sant, Voxia communication - Mobile +41 (0)79 120 00 28
rohan.sant@voxia.ch

About Leclanché
Leclanché, which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX:LECN), has a
wide range of storage products for homes, small offices, large industries,
electricity grids, hybridization for mass transport systems like fleet of
buses, trams etc. Established in 1909 Leclanché has been a reliable partner
for battery storage technologies. Founded in the tradition of Georges
Leclanché, the inventor of the dry cell battery, Leclanché today has a rich
portfolio of Energy Storage Systems that include Specialized
Customer-specific Battery Systems to industry leading lithium-ion
solutions. Through the integration of a spin-off of the German Fraunhofer
Institute in 2006 the company evolved from a traditional battery producer
into one of the first developers and manufacturers of lithium-ion cells in
Europe. Leclanché's Storage Solutions are optimized for various
applications, in particular for the integration of renewable energy, diesel
fuel reduction, electricity grid-connected ancillary services, peak power
shaving for heavy industries but also for heavy duty transportation in
buses, trams, trains or maritime vessels. Leclanché products are
characterized by a very high cycle stability (both for cells with titanate
and graphite anode) and long service life. Thanks to our patented separator
technology, which is a core element of lithium ion batteries, Leclanché is
able to make cells with very good safety characteristics in a highly
automated production process. Leclanché operates a fully automated plant
for the production of large format lithium-ion cells at an annual maximum
capacity of up to one million cells and is capable of running multiple
chemistries through production for different cell characteristics. In
addition, Leclanché offers a number of specialized battery systems through
its Portable Business Unit, such as customer-specific energy storage
systems for defense and medical applications. Leclanché also distributes
primary and secondary batteries and accessories of other producers.

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Language:    English
Company:     Leclanché SA
             Av. des Sports 42
             1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
             Switzerland
Phone:       +41 (24) 424 65-00
Fax:         +41 (24) 424 65-20
E-mail:   investors@leclanche.com
Internet: www.leclanche.com
ISIN:        CH0110303119, CH0016271550
Valor:       A1CUUB, 812950
Listed:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX


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